Davidya.ca

Davidya.ca

Explorations of Life and Enlightenment

Welcome!

Blue featherMy name is David “Davidya” Buckland.

This site explores what it means to live life approaching, transitioning, and living in post-personal stages of development; what we often call enlightenment. These stages build on more familiar stages of personal development studied by psychology and biology.

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This site began in 2007 and contains thousands of articles. During that time, my perspective has grown and I’ve changed how I see and describe our potential unfolding. This evolution continues. You won’t find a list of correct concepts or truths but ways of seeing the spiritual journey, oneself, and the world. Old articles don’t become wrong, I just add other perspectives. Use them to support your journey but don’t confuse a map with the road. Let your direct experience guide you.

And now, the latest blog posts…

Layers of Bliss

In recent correspondence, we explored bliss. A perspective came out I thought was worth sharing. Various experiences may trigger bliss early on: awe, giving, doing good, leading from other emotions like gratitude, and so forth. …

Vakyavritti

Recently, I read the Vakyavritti of Adi Shankara. Vakya means spoken saying. Vritti means thoughts or movements of the mind. In other words, his thoughts on the Vaykas. The Vakyas in question are the 4 …

Waves in the Collective

As you settle deeper and deeper into your universal nature, you become increasingly aware of various qualities flowing through the collective. They arise in awareness as qualities like emotions or tendencies. Unlike our own emotions, …

Astras

Recently, I enjoyed watching the film Brahmastra. It was a typical Bollywood film with song & dance, a love story, and in this sub-genre, some quasi-spiritual content. The story revolved around astras, which are ancient …

The Stages of Devotion

I’ve begun reading Kavitha Chinnaiyan’s book Fractals of Reality. This is an exploration of the Sri Chakra, an advanced practice within Tantra. While Vedic and Tantra traditions are distinct, they’ve cross-influenced extensively. For example, the …

Levels of Nothing

I’ve discussed the difference between emptiness, a quality of space within consciousness, and nothingness, in nirguna (quality-less) Brahman. Recently, I ran into a clip discussing nine “Levels of Nothing” by Robert Lawrence Kuhn. It was …

Elemental Healing

I often write here about energy healing as it’s very useful to understand the principles. This can help us process what is coming up in our experience and resolve it. So often, we resist or …

The Force of Awareness

“Awareness is an extraordinarily intelligent force. It’s not like the intellectual intelligence of your mind. It’s completely integrated into every cell of your body, and into the universe.” – Adyashanti, The Way of Liberating Insight …

Aristotle’s Virtues

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who lived during the Classical period of Greece, about 300 years before Jesus. In his work Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle listed 12 Virtues. They were the ideals, living the mean between …

The Need to Know

This blog offers models of reality to support our journey. However, I’m well aware it attracts readers seeking the “right answer” or “the truth.” The ego-identified mind wants certainty so it can feel in control. …

Invincibility

There are layers to experiencing a sense of invincibility. Many of us go through a phase in our teens where we feel indestructible and can take crazy chances. I can recall sitting on top of …

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